Joe Moglia took the podium to talk about his new appointment as the head coach at Coastal Carolina and scored some major points with the media, promising to answer every single question that they have before walking off the stage.
Moglia’s path to Coastal Carolina was very unconventional. He spent 16 seasons as a high school head coach in Delaware (with his first head coaching job coming at 22 years old) before becoming the defensive coordinator at Dartmouth. After the 1983 season, he entered the corporate world and spent 17 years at Merril Lynch before leaving and working his way up to Chairman and CEO of TD Ameritrade (something that the Coastal Carolina interview committee was excited about because of it’s draw in recruiting and the greater community).
Moglia got the opportunity to return to coaching in 2008 as a volunteer assistant at Nebraska serving as the executive assistant to head coach Bo Pelini. In 2010 he was hired as the head coach of the UFL’s Virginia Destroyers before being named the President and head coach of the Omaha Nighthawks in January.
Coach Moglia will be only the second coach in the history of Coastal Carolina and will make $175,000 annually.